Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Social Sciences
- Living world
- Nature of science
- Interpret representations
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What Now for the Rena?
by Maria Gill
In 2011, the MV Rena struck Astolabe Reef and caused an environmental disaster. Since then, the clean-up operation has seen lots of debris removed from the wreck – but large parts of the Rena still remained on the ocean floor. What factors were considered when making the decision on the future of the Rena wreck?
by Sharyn Jones
This article is about the Port of Tauranga and is told by a boy whose father works there. It contains a general description of what a port is and has specific information about the kinds of ships, and their cargo, that visit Tauranga. There is also a brief overview of the grounding of the Rena.
What a Disaster!
by Katie Furze
The container ship Rena went aground near Mount Maunganui in October 2011. This article describes the impact of the event
through the eyes of a young girl. She uses information from the news as well as her family’s observations to describe the damage done to the beaches and wildlife.